Skip navigation

Browse by Industry

Industries are broad groups of businesses or organizations with similar activities, products, or services. Occupations are considered part of an industry based on their employment.

Utilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Industry info from BLS
For an overview of the industry, including employment and salary, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics external site site.
Competency Model Clearinghouse
View related industry competency models at CareerOneStop's Competency Model Clearinghouse: Energy Generation, Transmission and Distribution external site, Renewable Energy external site, and Water and Wastewater external site.
Sort by:  Employed by this Industry  Code Occupation Projected Growth
Projected Job Openings
82% 51-8011.00 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators  Decline   Decline 200
66% 51-8013.00 * Power Plant Operators  Decline   Decline 2,100
  51-8013.03 Biomass Plant Technicians    
  51-8013.04 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians    
66% 51-8012.00 Power Distributors and Dispatchers  Decline   Decline 800
64% 49-2095.00 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay  Decline   Decline 1,500
53% 19-4051.00 Nuclear Technicians  Decline   Decline 500
  19-4051.02 Nuclear Monitoring Technicians    
50% 49-9051.00 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 8,900
40% 49-9012.00 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door  Little or no change   Little or no change 4,000
39% 51-8092.00 Gas Plant Operators  Decline   Decline 1,300
38% 43-5041.00 Meter Readers, Utilities  Decline   Decline 2,200
34% 17-2161.00 Nuclear Engineers  Decline   Decline 700
29% 49-9081.00 Wind Turbine Service Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,300
16% 53-7071.00 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators  Decline   Decline 400
12% 51-8031.00 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators  Decline   Decline 9,200
10% 17-2071.00 Electrical Engineers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 12,500

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2019-2029 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2019-2029 for the US nationwide. "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.